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614699 No.130118   [Reply]

I'm waiting for Hong Kong to raise the wires and add a third level to their trams.

>> No.130119  

It still amazes me that those things don't tip over nearly as often as they should.

>> No.130120  

Why do they use such antiquated looking trams? I realize double decker trams are uncommon but I would have expected that company that operates the system to have replaced the trams with newer ones that would have been equipped with all the gizmos the double decker buses are equipped with.

>> No.130122  


Seems the folk prefer that old-style look. Oh, and according to that page, the latest trams are about four years old. So much for 'antique monstrosities'.

>> No.130132  
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I've been wondering if those new cars are truly new or rebuild?

Because teak frame and twin axle cars made in 2000s.

With bogies, they could have squeezed few extra meters of lenght into them.

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They apparently had "trailers" at one point but they were retired.

>> No.130141  

>>130132 -- I suspect new bodies on old frames. Anyway, chances are thay have all these mod cons like robotic fare takers and LCD direction givers for the touristy types.

>> No.130147  


With added stability from the bogies the tram wouldn't be limited to 30-40 km/h. Look a video of it and see the traffic just swoop by.

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If only Blackpool had gone for a more modern style of double-decker tram instead of the Flexcity...

>> No.130185  

>>130147 -- Sounds like very proper inner-city speed to me.

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New modern single decker is no good: no space to put big advertisement on.
Keep new cars as close to the old ones and you can more or less use the same templates for printing and applying advertisement.

P.S. Adult fare costs less than 30 (US) cents per ride.

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2043921 No.129993   [Reply]

sup rail,
I need a really majestic picture of a yellow F40PH plowing through a beautiful landscape. If for a Sour Diesel advertisement and I goggle image searched some OK ones, but I'm not a /rail/ regular and I know that you guys could do a better job at this than google if you felt like it. I plan on adding some sort of lemon party graphic to the F40PH for this cause sour d really is a classic old strain, if that helps the decision making process.

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>> No.130221  


>don't know why you want to throw the words Lemon Party on there

Well if you've smoked Sour Diesel then you know its lemony as all fuck

>> No.130222  


I try to forget what smoking Sour D is like. I'm just saying that maybe you don't want your customers inadvertently checking out lemonparty.org. Or maybe you do, idk.

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Actually the section of town we're in has a pretty high density of retirees and I assume that the ones who smoke weed like to party just the same as anyone else. We carry some oldschool strains for the old hippies and flower children of all ages, but I agree with you about Sour D, its harvested last almost all the time and the flower with later stage trichomes just don't give as good a buzz. Trainwreck on the other hand is a kick ass strain, a real racy sativa buzz any Casey Jones fan or other foamer could appreciate.

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Here are some nice trichomes that are still pretty early, a lot of transparent ones and they're still quite white.

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Compare that to this indica, with translucent "cream" colored trichomes. This flower will give a much more sedative high. Indicas flower faster and their trichome go through the stages faster, which is why you don't often see indica with clear trichs. If you do ever get early harvested indica it will give a sativa buzz like the trainwreck. Sour D is mainly indica genetics even though people call it a sativa for whatever reason.

>> No.130236  


You're kinda missing the point of what I'm saying. Have you been to lemonparty.org, and do you want that associated with your business? I know about how different strains work, tyvm.

>> No.130237  

Seriously I can't believe I'm the only one makeing R. Gates references.

>> No.130238  

>>130236 He mentioned retirees I think he knows what that means.

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Perhaps I'm just grouchy due to sobriety.

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240460 No.130182   [Reply]

I've visited the topic of squeezing a double decker coach into the British loading gauge before, but here's another design team having a crack at it:


I'm thinking the best chance we have of seeing double decker trains in the UK is with HS1 and 2, which are totally new lines and don't need every bridge and tunnel to be rebuilt.

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>> No.130215  


For sure, but the problem arises if a train needs to stop in the curve.

>> No.130216  
>The AEROLINER 3000 follows the consequent application of light weight thinking into the train world. The development of a combination of many singular elements concerning aerodynamics, locomotion, structure, interactive control systems and even passenger psychology will be orchestrated under the umbrella of a modern design and engineering culture informed by consequent lightweight thinking.

Why does the "let's make trains into planes" meme still exist? You'd think people would realize that trains have different needs than aircraft. Amtrak's Superliners are all 20-30 years old now yet would fit the role here almost perfectly. Seems like people are trying to constantly reinvent the wheel.

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A single Amtrak Superliner weighs 67,132 kg, a ten car train weighs 671,320 kg. This doesn't include the 121,672 kg GE Gensis locomotive. For comparison, an entire 8 coach+2 loco TGV Duplex weighs 344,730 kg.

American trains are really heavy.

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>> No.130223  


because more power to weight is more efficiency, more money.

>> No.130226  

Pretty standard designer spiel and it's what you get if they're not in the direct business of making trains. None of it actually means anything. All theory, no practice.

Of course the Superliner is also xboxhueg and would probably tear even the gantries.

Amusingly, I always felt the double decker Shinkansen was xboxhueg too but by measurement it's supposedly about the same height as the Sydney DD. Perhaps it's because the E1/E4 is wider than anything short of a Swedish train and much boxier whereas the Sydney DD is sloped.

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Double decker trains, double decker trains everywhere!

[spoiler]fuck anything alstom that's not a TGV, I'd rather get more trains with chinese frames[/lolnospoiler]

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>put out tender with low standards
>receive shitty trains

Make the damn contract more stringent next time you wankers.
Your point is as stupid as the people who bitch at Bombardier for how cheap the 5000 series cars are rather than at the CTA for putting out a shitty contract.

>> No.130235  

>>130215 -- Which is exactly why cant is calculated for a speed lower than the curve's expected speed. And that is why tilting passenger trains are the rage now. They can, as far as the passengers are concerned, compensate for the cant deficiency by leaning further into the curves and thus run at a higher average speed.

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67213 No.130193   [Reply]

I would have loved to see and HEAR these in person. The 1st gen (B+B-B+B truck) is my fave. The 3rd gen C-trucked Big Blows look good as well. 👍

>> No.130229  

I wonder with current tech if this could work today.

>> No.130230  



What brought down the turbine locomotives was the price of fuel and maintenance. Also, diesels got more powerful and better.

What would stop them though is EPA regs for the exhaust...

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>> No.130192  


Have fun.

>> No.130197  

When did the Melbourne system start to being maintained so poorly? Pre or post privatization?

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While on that topic:


Neat BBC show that explores whycome British railways aren't running too well, with many regards towards privatization/nationalization. Maybe some of y'all already knew all this, but for an Amerifag like me who's only just getting into British railways, this explained a lot.

>> No.130202  

If I recall correctly the same prats who 'sold' the privatization scheme to the Major government in the UK sold the system to the Victorian government.

>> No.130224  


I think you'll find they 'sold' privatization to the major government who promptly sold (quite literally) them all of British Rail, piecemeal, at a bargain price.

This was after they made British Rail give up on all maintenance and all research in order to make the balance sheet look more viable to purchasers, despite the fact that BR was making a profit at the time.

Seriously, man, fuck the tories.

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28113 No.130024   [Reply]

TGV test train derails in Alsace/Elsass in France.



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>> No.130049  

Right, someone at the signalling division fucked up.

>> No.130050  

Also available on the Tart...

>> No.130051  

That is rather tasteful. Relatively speaking, of course.

>> No.130059  
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Tres bien!

>> No.130062  


The incident in a nutshell.

>> No.130142  

Gunna be pilot error, then.



>> No.130158  

The original with the fez and machete is better. Let's just say there is a reason why that line has nonstop express trains from the airport.

>> No.130174  

For the uninformed, that would be what?

>> No.130186  


I'm gathering because the train goes through some immigrant neighborhoods that aren't very safe for outsiders.

>> No.130187  

Probably because the RER-B is notorious for overcrowding and consequently turning into hell on Earth when minor delays occur.

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191469 No.130134   [Reply]

Fucking CN Man,Best hopper livery Ever.

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Looks good to me.

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But is there a prototype?

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Reminds me of this horror.

>> No.130179  

I actually like rainbows no homo so I'm ok with this

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80398 No.130173   [Reply]

In other news, it seems JR Kyushu wants to get in on the battery train action. EV-801, this time with Kyushu compatible 20kV charging station.


>> No.130175  

Hmm... So the E801 is roughly an E301 with 20kVAC collection gear. It'll be interesting to learn how it fares on the intended line. And of course I wonder if they will be conservative and use a transformer, or bold and use a line-voltage switching PSU.

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The idea of using a switching power supply would be utterly mad but I imagine if they found size/weight to be that much of an issue, they'd probably be mad enough to do it.

As a side dish from the twitterverse, Twilight Express curry.

>> No.130177  

Neat, but I better not tell my stomach. It might growl at me.

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11779 No.130144   [Reply]

after a brief lurk over your excuse of a chan I've come to the conclusion that 1chan is a preposterously hideous dullard and a putrid armpit-licking aberration of nature.

>your move, fuckheads.
>> No.130145  

dumb frogposter

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So are we just getting a permanent flood of tourists now?

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2 percent of the tourists actually want info on trains lmao

>> No.130152  

OP's opinion noted, classified as the mimbrings of a jobberknoll and summarily ignored.

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Maybe we should invest in one of those 4-2-4 park trains, get some revenue as long as we're being bugged

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why is your southern mogul pulling B&O heavywieghts?

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Those two drive wheels on the C.P. Huntington model are actually dummy wheels. The drive wheels are actually the pilot and trailing wheels.

>> No.130180  

at least you're not spamming illegal content

by the way FMH2466 > SD45

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93580 No.130082   [Reply]

Trains and beer... niiice...


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>> No.130089  

A hair of the Koskenkorva that bit you... no wonder it worked like magic.

>> No.130090  


Actually gin, premixed with delicious and cool grape soda.

>> No.130097  

That's cool, I'm going to Tokyo in a few weeks so I'll maybe check it out. What other good train related stuff is there?

>> No.130099  

Pretty much the whole city. Tokyo is a Mecca for railfans whether they specialise in freight or inner-city or inter-city passenger service.

Be sure to get one of those multi-system passes you can use on the JRs, city railways and small rural railways. They're ridiculously cheap and allow you to ride all over Japan in the comfort of a train.

>> No.130106  

Japan-wide list of museums, some of which are in or near Tokyo: http://www.kisekigo.com/jrmus/

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It depends on what you want out of it. Plenty of hobby shops in Akihabara and plenty of train museums (as per above).
Notably the JR East museum which has a Shinkansen viewing platform
Otherwise there's also nice train viewing spots like the bridge above the tracks near Meguro
Or the bridge over the Kanda like
Or you can just get a platform ticket and just lounge around places like Tokyo Station - a lot of the good stuff is inside the ticket gates.
Oh and check out the big ekiben shop there too, they have one with ekiben from all over Japan.

If you're going as a tourist though, Tokyo is only a drop in the ocean and it'd be a waste to only see the Metropolis. Really, Tokyo might as well be its own separate country. Unless you're just transiting in which case I can understand - just be aware that if you're going via NRT that it's almost an hour away from Tokyo. It's quite literally in the middle of the countryside.

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>> No.130108  

I'm there for 2 weeks so plenty of time to see stuff, we've got 7 day JR passes so we'll be making the most out of them. Going to Kyoto etc...

Going with non-railfan friends but I'll probably be able to go off on my own at some point and see some stuff so I'll bear all this in mind

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I can only blindly guess you're probably the person who also posted on /p/ about it. Likewise, by extension, once you get out of the touristy places, you can also see the "real" Japan, that is places that rarely see tourists. It's quite a surreal experience there too.
But even so, the touristy places near the cities are always still good spots. It all depends on the scene you want.

PS. The man behind the ticket machine if you press the help button is very real.

>> No.130170  


>Otherwise there's also nice train viewing spots like the bridge above the tracks near Meguro

The article also says it's Meguro but the video and picture in the article are of the bridge just north of Nippori?
Which is right?

>> No.130171  

Whoops. It would indeed be near Nippori. The K'Sei line is a nice way to remember it. I haven't been to it yet!

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